Happy New Year! Let's start making changes!

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you are doing well and looking forward to making changes in your life. I stopped doing resolutions years ago and started making a list of goals that I wanted to keep for the coming year. I find it works best for me when I write them down and stare with the world.

I want you to do something for me first!

I know that a lot of you are stuck in the recording rut where you have songs started, in the middle, mixed, finished and you are sitting on the fence to release them. This is the year, my friend! Release that song! Set a date, tell ME the date and release it on that date! Why? Because once you’ve set a deadline and told someone about it, you are more likely to commit.

Let me know when you are releasing your song! I want to know. If you want my comments on the song, send me an early copy and I’ll give it a listen.

My Goals for 2020

I generally start formulating my goals around the middle of November. Some are start shortly after thinking of it and others I wait until the new year. This years goals are as follows:

Keep the blog and YouTube channel separate

I’m starting my 3rd year on the channel (Click Here) and started using the blog as a link page to the channel. I’m going to stop that now. Things might still cross but I want them to be separate. The blog will be used more for what is on my mind at the time and the channel will be for how-to’s, recordings and anything else that needs more of a visual aspect to it. I will still give updates on the channel here once in a while, but this will be more for conversations.

Get back to being a healthier person!

I’ve been off the healthy train for a good 2 or 3 years now. My replacement Fitbit died (Fitbit will give you another one if yours breaks, but only once) and so I stopped keeping track of what I was doing. I ended up buying a Versa 2 on Black Friday and I’m back on my two favourite apps, My Fitness Pal and Fitbit App. It started off well, but Christmas got in the way and so I’m going to start pushing myself again this year! I’m going to post about my progress here over the course of the year. I’d like to loose 20 pounds by my Birthday (May)

Be a better drummer

This one came up at Church when I was asked to play drums for Luis at one of his concerts in 2020. I haven’t been practicing drums steadily for about a year and a half now and even before I was asked, I had put it on my list of goals. This request from Luis will give me the push that I need to keep working at this.

Post once a week on the blog

Another item that has fallen behind by me is my posting on this blog. I’ve mainly focused on the YouTube Channel and now that I have an idea of what I want to do with the blog, I will be able to keep something going on here!

Thanks for reading!

Once again, have a great new year. Hopefully you’ve put together some goals to achieve. They don’t have to be huge, just enough of a change to make your life better.

— Mike